The Blue Loop

by theblueloop in Sheffield

The Blue Loop
We did it
On 27th July 2016 we successfully raised £160 with 8 supporters in 56 days

We are a voluntary community group in Sheffield that helps to look after our waterways by delivering practical conservation volunteer days.

by theblueloop in Sheffield

We are a voluntary community group in Sheffield that helps to look after our waterways.

We run weekly volunteer days to help keep an 8 mile stretch of the River Don and Tinsley Canal clean, tidy and accessible to all.  This involves cutting back overhanging vegetation, litter picking, tackling invasive species and footpath repairs. We also do wildflower planting, install bird boxes and repair fishing platforms/fencing when we have specific grant funds to do so.  

The group is a mix of young and old from all backgrounds who work together to make the river corridor and canal towpath a pleasant place to be. It helps wildlife and people and provides a quiet haven away from the hustle and bustle of city life. 

It doesn't cost a lot to run our sessions and this funding will keep us going for over a year!

We have our own tools but need funding to cover:

Van hire to get the tools and equipment to site

Money to cover volunteers travel expenses so they are not out of pocket for helping

Insurance costs

Refreshments to provide volunteer with a cup of tea and a biscuit.

Replacement of tools/equipment that get worn out such as litter pickers, bow saw blades and bin bags. 

Printing costs to produce a poster with all our dates on to encourage new volunteers.

Training costs for first aid and health and safety so we can be sure we are covered whilst on site



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A big thank-you for helping the Friends of the Blue Loop.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A thank you for believing in my project with posts on our twitter and facebook pages.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Tea and cake with the Blue Loopers! Join us for a cuppa and a nice slice of cake whilst seeing what we do!

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

Logos and publicity on Blue Loop programmes and posters which are produced every quarter.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Free corporate volunteer day (Wednesday's and Saturdays only) with the Friends of the Blue Loop.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Free guided tour of the Blue Loop looking at the natural history and industrial heritage of this hidden gem!

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